Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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The facts
by Shetil on Sat 5th Nov 2005 23:02 UTC
Shetil
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2005-11-05

- Novell was not making money on SUSE
- Novell have invested a lot of effort in Mono
- Novell are bulding a large Mono stack for Gnome
- Novell had to cut costs

You can complain as much as you like, but that will not change the situation.

So instead lets focus on what needs to be done with Gnome:
- Performance has to be better
- Media files needs to work
- More eye candy!
- More and better System GUI tools
- Firefox and Gecko needs to improve
- Usability, usability, usability

There is one big BUT in the Gnome camp, and that is the use of Mono. Red Hat are not thrilled and Novell are manic about the development platform. Will the community fork?

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